Above: Coastal safari, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Walker Bay, South Africa

Set on a hillside overlooking the gleaming expanse of Walker Bay, 100 miles southeast of Cape Town,Grootbos Private Nature Reserve comprises two self-contained lodges and two multibedroom villas. For more than a quarter century, the property has offered profound tranquility in a pristine natural setting. Despite its many challenges, the pandemic has recently provided the resort’s owners with an opportunity to make significant improvements. Built in 1996, the original Garden Lodge will reopen in April after a comprehensive redesign.

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Above: Coastal safari, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Walker Bay, South Africa